Master of Science in Business Analytics

In a data-rich world, firms manage data as a strategic asset to improve decision-making. Learn to analyze and act upon insights from data. Understand how data analytics can drive business value. Study full-time as a graduate or career changer, or keep your career and study part-time.

At a Glance

  • U.S. Master of Science degree
  • 10 months full-time or part-time
  • 36 credits (72 ECTS credits)
  • Study in Budapest and Vienna
  • Tuition: EUR 15,000

Learn more from the program's Data Sheet, Course List and Video

Analyze and Act on Insights from Data

Cover a unique mix of data analytics, computer science and business topics including programming, statistics with machine learning, big data and cloud computing, and data engineering. Complete your training with use case seminars, specialist courses on text mining, deep learning or agile project management, and a capstone consulting project.

  • Use statistical analysis to find patterns and evaluate past and future business interventions
  • Write code, apply predictive analysis and models of causal analysis
  • Collect and parse data, and translate it into actionable insights
  • Get familiar with key tools, frameworks and platforms, and learn to implement processes in production
  • Manage a data-driven business and create knowledge from big data and other sources of quantitative information
  • Collaborate with software development specialists, quantitative analysts, and present your analysis in a clear and effective manner

Join a World-Class International Community

The MS in Business Analytics ranks #1 in Central Europe and world #50 in the QS Masters in Business Analytics Rankings. In economics, CEU ranks #151-200 in ARWU ShanghaiRanking and QS World University Rankings.

The Class of 2020 has 32 students from 12 countries, from early career professionals to senior executives. CEU brings together students from 118 countries and an alumni network reaching 146 countries.

Balance Your Studies and Career

Land a job or internship anytime, or continue your career. In 2018, 93% of full-time students landed a job within three months of graduation.

Budapest and Vienna rank among the EU’s buzzing financial services and technology hubs, and best places for expats. Employers competing for international talent include BlackRock, Citi, EPAM, Google, IBM, JP Morgan, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, MSCI, Nokia, TCS and Vodafone.

Your degree can take you places. Join a global employer in a data science or management role. Work for a smaller firm in need of data collection and analytics expertise. Enter the booming analytics startup arena, or develop your own startup in the award-winning CEU InnovationsLab.

Partner Business Schools on Four Continents

Go for a week or an entire semester free of tuition. Partner schools include EBS (Germany), Emory (U.S.), ESSEC (France and Singapore), Hitotsubashi (Japan), IPADE (Mexico) and Shanghai Jiao Tong (China).

Scholarship and Internship Programs

Apply for our scholarship and internship programs generously contributed by CEU's endowment and valued industry partners

  • Future of Big Data Scholarship & Training Program
  • Morgan Stanley Internship Program – to be confirmed
  • Women in Technology Scholarship Program.

Application Deadlines

  • January 30, 2020 if you wish to be considered for financial aid
  • April 15, 2020 if you need a student visa
  • August 14, 2020 if you do not need a student visa.

We follow a rolling admission model where we evaluate and decide on applications as we receive them.

Gabor Bekes
Assistant Professor
Head of MS in Business Analytics
Eszter Fuchs
MS in Business Analytics Coordinator
Room N13/414, email